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Ancient DNA is revealing the origins of livestock herding in Africa
Visitors to East Africa are often amazed by massive herds of cattle with a gorgeous array of horn, hump and coat patterns. Pastoralism – a way of life centered around herding – is a central part of many Africans’ identity. It’s also a key economic...
When Should You Wean Lambs? Advice Before and After
Sheep farmers should make the decision to wean lambs based on ewe body condition, feed availability and lamb growth rates. ...
Sheep Grazing in Grain Rotation Brings Economic and Ecological Benefits
A family in Washington State has worked sheep grazing into its wheat production system that is environmentally beneficial and makes a profit. ...
Goats Better Than Chemicals for Curbing Invasive Marsh Grass
Herbivores, not herbicides, may be the most effective way to combat the spread of one of the most invasive plants now threatening East Coast salt marshes, a new Duke University-led study finds....
Old or New Trees For Cow Health and Lamb Survival
Sheep and Cattle both benefit from having trees around, whether in the form of new or restored woodland. ...
Managing White Clover Levels in Pasture
By late spring the optimum level of white clover in pasture is 30% of the dry matter. With the right management, it can then reach a target level of 50-60 per cent by midsummer, according to EBLEX advice....

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